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This was an exciting case in which attentive nursing by the farmer, as well as herbal and nutritive supplements and homeopathic remedies, saved the life of a ewe. Pyrogen, a remedy made from putrescent meat, effectively did its job of reducing the fever. – Diane Schivera

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Toki Oshima drawingDr. Charles Parker, a good friend of many of us in the sheep industry, has a simple but very important guiding concept: We should be breeding sheep that are working for us; we should not be working for the sheep. In part this means we need to be selecting productive ewes that can produce and raise lambs with little or no intervention from us shepherds.

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Nanney KennedyOn 80 acres of woods, wetlands and pasture just seconds from Route 17 in Washington, Maine, Nanney Kennedy has spent 20 years creating her peaceful, sustainable and productive Meadowcroft Farm. Here, sun grows grass that feeds sheep that produce wool that becomes yarn, blankets and sweaters – all dyed using sea water and solar heat. Animal manure supports alfalfa and pasture growth, which, in turn, continues to feed the sheep, a few of which end up in stews, roasts or sausages that Kennedy and her farmers’ market customers eat.

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To provide an opportunity for 4-H youth in New England to learn how to buy and raise a market lamb, the Maine Sheep Breeders Association (MSBA) and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the New England Club Lamb Sale on May 13, 2006, at Windsor Fair Grounds in Windsor, Maine.

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Lambs grazingI operate a 50- to 60-ewe, organic sheep farm in southern Maine. During the fall of 2002 I learned through Coastal Enterprises about the Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Grant Program. I was interested because I was worried that I would be unable to continue managing my flock organically under the newly implemented organic standards, which, as updated in 2002, require only natural materials to treat parasites in sheep and lambs.

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Last summer, some 500 Rambouillet wethers enjoyed a fine cuisine of brushy vegetation under power lines on a 13-mile, 460-acre strip of Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) right-of-way in Nottingham, Barrington, Lee, Durham and Madbury, New Hampshire. Little did they know that they were part of an experiment to control vegetation under power lines without using herbicides or chainsaws.

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